The product of ten multiplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.
Anglo Saxon institution. Subdivision of a shire. Theoretically equals one hundred hides but hardly ever. Generally has their own court which meets monthly to handle civil and criminal law. In Danish is called a wapentakes (weapons taking?). (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Subdivision of the shire based on groups of estates adding up to 100 hides: probably artifically imposed in Midlands 900-939, but in the south based on older units. (Wood, Michael. Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England, 214) An administrative sub-division of the shire, embracing several vills, and having a court to which men of the hundred owed suit at regular intervals. (Warren, W.L. Henry II, 635) Related terms: Hide
originally came into use under the Saxon organization of England, with each county or shire comprised of an indefinite number of hundreds (civil administrative regions), each hundred containing at least ten tithings, or groups of ten families of freeholders or frankpledges. In the north of England, the word is used.
An Anglo Saxon institution, the subdivision of a Shire. Theoretically equals one hundred hides but this hardly ever applies. Generally it has its own court which meets monthly to handle civil and criminal law. In Danish it is called a Wapentake (weapons taking?).
a unit of fiscal assessment and local government outside the DANELAW, originally containing 100 HIDEs, intermediate between the county and the MANOR, roughly equivalent in size to the modern District; cantrefi in Wales
Hundredum Large administrative subdivision of land, each having its own representative body from local villages. Domesday commissioners collected information from these assemblies for the Domesday survey. In Danelaw counties the equivalent was the wapentake.
A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Scandinavia, South Australia and some parts of the USA, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. Alternative names include "Wapentake", "Herred" and "HÃ¤rad".
a hundred runs scored by a single batsman in one innings. a hundred runs scored by two batsmen together in a partnership. adj. describing an innings or partnership in which a hundred runs have been scored. There was a hundred partnership for the third wicket.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-3230152963892507"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 15; google_ad_format = "728x15_0ads_al_s"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "B0E0E6"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "000000"; google_color_url = "336699"; google_color_text = "333333"; //-- Home | DM's Explanation of Cricket | Glossary
Today in English a hundred is always taken to be equal to 100. However, before the 18th century, it could mean other values, depending on the objects being counted. Sometimes the value of 100 was referred to as a small hundred the larger value being the long hundred or the great hundred.